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Decision 31 COM 8B.33
Nomination of natural, mixed and cultural properties to the world heritage list - Bregenzerwald Cultural Landscape

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-07/31.COM/8B and WHC-07/31.COM/INF.8B.1,

2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Bregenzerwald Cultural Landscape, Austria, to the World Heritage List to allow the State Party to consider submitting a new nomination, in order to:

     a) Consider the full significance of the Bregenzerwald as part of the wider Alpine Region;

     b) Consider whether, possibly in collaboration with other States Parties, the property with other sites could reflect the Alpine landscape farming traditions and their association with the development of ideas about landscape appreciation;

     c) Create an integrated Management Plan or system that could integrate the cultural and natural components, and address, amongst other issues: landscape surveys, historical development of the cultural landscape, inventory of properties and ensembles, options for protecting the farming systems, hay meadows and pastures, support for forestry regeneration, support for traditional building practices, ways to achieve protection of the wider landscape and involvement of local communities;

     d) Put in place enhanced protection for the landscape and its various elements.

Decision Code
31 COM 8B.33
Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties 1
Decisions adopted at the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007)
Context of Decision